Since we have been getting a lot of questions from taxpayers regarding the recent notices in the mail from the Lake County Auditor about their increased property valuation, we thought we should reach out to our favorite Auditor – Mr…. Read More ›
Month: August 2018
Commissioner Hamercheck……stepping up to the plate for citizens
When an elected official does something correct, we will heap praises on them. LFC offers a big thanks to Commissioner John Hamercheck for taking a courageous stand and supporting the following resolution to rescind the Mexican Matricular Card. The resolution… Read More ›
Responses from Commissioner Hamercheck…
Lobbyist Bob reached out to Commissioner Hamercheck and asked for his response to our earlier post “Illegal Aliens”…..what is the score? He received permission from Commissioner Hamercheck to publish his comments, and in keeping with our policy of honesty and… Read More ›
Public Schools….what do they have in store for your children?
We were made aware of a new program for our public schools entitled “Each Child, Our Future”. We asked Sarah Fowler, our State Representative to the Ohio School Board, what her opinion was of the new program. This is her… Read More ›
Morley Library….They can avoid the questions, but the truth will prevail
We sent an email to Ms. Martinez of the Morley Library asking several questions: 1. What do they plan to do with all the money in their fund balances? 2. Why do 72% of people in their district choose not… Read More ›
Social Security Benefits losing ground to inflation…..and property taxes
For those on social security, if you think that you are not able to “stretch your dollars” as far as before, there is a reason. Thanks to Lobbyist Julie for this article on social security and the loss of its… Read More ›
City of Euclid facing tremendous tax increases
Last night we met with representatives from Euclid, Ohio regarding their unsustainable real estate taxes, and changes to their income tax on the November ballot. It seems that all of the surrounding communities are facing the same increasing tax burden… Read More ›
Lake County Statistics
The Center for Community Solutions produces some very interesting statistics about each county in the State of Ohio. Here are some sobering numbers about Lake County: Lake County Poverty Statistics 2018 (1) Although I have no gift of prophecy, I… Read More ›
Illegal Alien……yes that is the correct term
Thanks to Lobbyist Julie for this article on another illegal alien in Ohio. There are some police chiefs that will not bow at the altar of political correctness, and follow their oath of office more than others. https://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/story/news/2018/08/26/immigrant-possible-gang-ties-arrested-junction-city/1082663002/ Julie stated… Read More ›
Morley Library….they have some explaining to do!
We have been researching Morley Library’s tax levy that is on the November ballot. Without ANYONE in county government reviewing their financial statements and certifying that there is a financial need, it is up to the taxpayers to “pull back… Read More ›
Riverside School brochure…..
Riverside School has published their brochure entitled “Quality Profile”. It is a pretty slick marketing brochure by the School Board and school personnel. (copy and paste the link below to a new tab on your brower) Click to access 18Riverside_QP.pdf… Read More ›
Ohio Property Tax Reappraisals…..what is in store for Lake County?
Thanks to Lobbyist Kim for this addition to our understanding of Ohio’s real estate tax. This letter was written by Michael Young of Columbus, Ohio. Although he gets “into the weeds” for most taxpayers, it is worth reading because it… Read More ›
Illegal Aliens…..so what is the score?
The issue of illegal aliens in Lake County has been a very interesting and perplexing one for me to understand. I always thought that we are a nation of laws, and that everyone, including our elected officials are supposed to… Read More ›
Who Certifies that Political Sub-Divisions Need a Levy?
How naive I was when I thought someone in our local county government was protecting the financial interests of the Lake County taxpayers with regard to property taxes. I thought for sure that when a levy is placed on the… Read More ›
Tax Levies, HB 920….direct from Tax Equalization Board
I have been asked several questions about tax levies and how House Bill 920 impacts the property taxes. We have had communication with the State of Ohio Tax Equalization Board, and here are their responses to our questions: What are… Read More ›
Lake County Social Issue Statistics
From the Center for Community Solutions, here are some very interesting and disturbing facts about social issues in Lake County. Lake2018
Morley Library……just say NO to their continuous levy
We are asking Lake County residents to just say NO to the Morley Library’s proposed continuous (FOREVER) tax levy. Morley’s Board of Trustees are sitting on over $10.1 million in their fund balances, while the other 7 Lake County libraries… Read More ›
Lakeland Community College……they have grand plans with your money
Our concerns about Lakeland Community College started over six months ago, when I started to hear “whispers” from sources that LCC was $10 million over budget on their current building expansion, and are thinking about placing another levy on the… Read More ›
Morley Library…a taxpayer millstone very few are using
We at Lobbyists for Citizens are committed to honesty and transparency on all issues dealing with Lake County. When Morley Library decided to ask for a renewal levy, but wanted to change it to a “Continuous” levy, that raised a… Read More ›
RSVP and Willoughby-Eastlake Schools – an unnecessary, expensive partnership
We have written many times about RSVP, but in light of the lack of candor displayed by Willoughby-Eastlake Schools in their use of emergency levies, we wanted to tell Lake County taxpayers about this unnecessary expense thrust on Lake County… Read More ›
Continuous Levies…..a masterful deception played on the taxpayers
Political Sub-Divisions Play “Follow the Leader” We, as Lobbyists for Citizens, see a disturbing trend of political deception throughout Lake County. Schools, libraries, and municipalities, seeing success by others in prior elections, are placing levies on the ballot for a… Read More ›
7 Forces Driving America Toward Civil War
Unfortunately, this topic is being discussed more and more as our society seems to be “coming apart at the seams”. When I spoke to the patriots at the Geauga Tea Party, I was asked my prediction for the future. My… Read More ›
November 6 ballot issues…..here is what it will cost you
With the capable assistance of the Lake County Auditor’s office, we have compiled the statistics on the cost by taxing district for each new and renewal levy. We will then give you our opinions in another post on what we… Read More ›
Concord Property Tax Revenue….8,9,10 taxing districts
Have you ever been curious about the total property valuation for real estate taxes, or the property tax revenue for Concord Township? We received from the Lake County Auditor’s office their “Schedule A – Estimate of Property Tax Revenue” for… Read More ›
Poverty among seniors….
Thanks to Lobbyist Bob Z. for these statistics on the plight of our seniors. Thanks to Bob Weiss of Daily Briefing for making us aware: The days of enjoying a monthly retirement pension check are long gone. Unless you have… Read More ›
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